Sargent Spruce

The Sargent spruce, known as Picea brachytyla, is a evergreen tree native to China. It boasts a graceful appearance with slender branches and dark green needles.

The Appearance

A medium-sized evergreen conifer with a narrow, pyramidal shape and dense, dark green needles. It produces small, cylindrical cones.


The Produce

Picea brachytyla produces small, cylindrical cones that measure about 2 to 4 inches in length. The cones are initially green and turn shades of brown as they mature.


The Flowers

Produces small, reddish flowers in spring, followed by small, cylindrical cones.


The Leaves

These evergreen needles are typically dark green, linear, and pointed, measuring around 1 to 2 centimetres in length.


The Bark

The bark is gray-brown and scaly, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in mountainous regions and forests.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and mammals. The dense foliage offers excellent cover.


The Culture

Valued for its timber, which is used in construction and paper production. Often planted for reforestation.


Fun Facts

Sargent Spruce is named after Charles Sprague Sargent, an American botanist and the first director of the Arnold Arboretum.

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